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2017

Freedom Is Free

Chicano Batman

Tracks
  1. Passed You By
  2. Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)
  3. Angel Child
  4. Freedom Is Free
  5. La Jura - Prelude
  6. La Jura
  7. Flecha Al Sol
  8. Jealousy
  9. Right Off the Back
  10. Run
  11. The Taker Story
  12. Area C
Album Notes

 
They came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Ángeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and the reputation grew fast. Since forming in 2008, Chicano Batman have released two full-length albums—a self-titled 2009 debut, and 2014’s Cycles Of Existential Rhyme—and two EPs. Now, they’re making their boldest statement yet with Freedom Is Free, their third album.
 
“It’s a counterpoint to the propaganda catch phrase that was invented by the US government during the first Iraq war, ‘Freedom isn’t free,’” he explains. “It’s a counter-narrative…the song itself relates to the idea that freedom is inherent to every individual on this planet and in the universe. I live in Los Angeles, and people are pretty jaded; everybody’s so caught up in their routine they can’t tap into their own spirits. For me, music is about the spirit.”
 

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